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Friday, July 15, 2011
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Medicine or therapy? Medical schools consider whether key to addiction is more will power or medical intervention
For over a decade, the medical community has debated whether addiction is more of a mental problem that can be treated with talk therapy, spirituality and 12-step programs, or more of a physical problem, like diabetes, that requires continuing medical treatment and perhaps even medication. The 90’s were the “decade of the brain,” until the success of medications like Suboxone—used to treat heroin addicts—made treating addiction look less like a matter for willpower and more like a matter for medical intervention. There’s no silver bullet, but increasingly, medical schools are carving out curriculum space to look at the many variations of addiction in the first accredited residency programs. Physicians describe it as a sea-change in attitude from the nineties, but say the medical profession is at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recognizing the potential it can play in recovery. There’s also pushback from those who run or successfully completed twelve-step and other rehab programs without medical treatment. If you or someone you know has struggled with addiction, what worked for you?
Steven Shoptaw, vice chair for academic affairs and professor in the UCLA Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry; UCLA hopes to accredit a residency program dedicated to addiction medicine in the next year
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- Of the roughly $300 million LA County currently spends on addiction treatment, the vast majority of that goes to rehab programs and not medical relief
Dr. Daniel Alford, oversees the addiction residency program at
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Jerry Fisher, psychologist with Authentic Recovery Centers
TBA, representative from Alcoholics Anonymous
2:06 – 2:19
Will the American World Cup women’s soccer team party like it’s 2011?
Julie Foudy, former team captain of the
2:21:30 – 2:26
JetBlue Airways says “405 Freeway Closure? We’re So Over It!” (literally)
In an advertisement entitled “405 Freeway Closure? We’re So Over It!
Mark Rogers, regional marketing manager for
2:26 – 2:50
The 405’s closing down tonight – AAACH! But never fear - Dr. Roadmap saves the day with a detour to your destination
Everybody’s heard about the 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway closing for construction tonight between the I-10 and U.S. 101, but what if you live on the West Side or absolutely MUST drive in that area? For the pessimists, it’s just stay home and watch a two-day TV marathon; and for the determined, it’s try to figure out which detour to take for various city destinations. Which routes will get you where you want to go? Should you stick to your own car or take public transportation? And how will Caltrans and Metro be making your life easier during the shutdown? Ask Dr. Roadmap for your travel options as we countdown to CAR-MAGGEDON!!!
David Rizzo, known as Dr. Roadmap; author, Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in
2:50 – 2:58:30
Countdown to CAR-MAGGEDON begins!
‘Twas the night before the closure, and all through the streets, not a vehicle was stirring, not even a Jeep”…. This evening, freeway ramps on the 405 will gradually close as the 53-hour stint of construction on the
Jeff Baugh, airborne reporter for KNX 1070 News Radio
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